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Coherent vs. Cohesive Teams

There are various factors to consider when building teams in an organization.

In this Beauty of Conflict episode, Susan and CrisMarie delve into the distinction between cohesive and coherent teams. They discuss Dr. Joe Dispenza's work on stress reduction through meditation, highlighting the power of opening the heart and cultivating coherence. They mention the significance of conscious choices, awareness, and breathing techniques in maintaining a coherent state and encouraging innovative thinking. Overall, Susan and CrisMarie underscore, throughout this episode, the transformative potential of coherence in individuals and teams, advocating for a shift from stress responses to more productive and harmonious states.

Listen to this episode to learn how well-being plays a role in how teams work within organizations!

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Key Take-Aways

  • What is the difference between a cohesive team and a coherent team.

  • How stress impacts the brain and body.

  • How to cultivate coherence.

  • How innovation and creativity are encouraged.

  • How to make conscious choices and be aware of one’s thoughts and behaviors.


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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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